“If there were more elected Republicans like Johnson, there were would be more Republicans.”July 19, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Twitter
“No New Pledges”, From Real Clear Politics By Froma Harrop
“Among the Republicans vying for their party’s presidential nomination, only former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson had the self-respect to denounce the ludicrous “Marriage Vow” pledge. Such pledges are a means through which small interest groups can make candidates crawl. The intimidation comes from their highly engaged members, who can affect the outcome of unrepresentative political contests — the upcoming Iowa caucuses being a good example.
… Gary Johnson blasted this nonsense as “offensive and un-Republican.” He said, “Government should not be involved in the bedrooms of consenting adults.” And, “We need to maintain our position as the party of efficient government management and the watchdogs of the ‘public’s pocketbook.’” If there were more elected Republicans like Johnson, there were would be more Republicans.”
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